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Msheridan
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Telus
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9780 Bold won't turn on after battery drained

My Bold 9780  battery drained completely (overnight) and when I went to charge it again it won't turn on. I tried charging it overnight and still nothing, I have also tried another fully charged battery and that won't work. My Desktop manager software doesn't detect it. Just before it died I had actually transferred all of the data onto a new blackberry and the software said I could now wipe my device but I didn't bother yet. Any idea??

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sdgardne
Posts: 47,325
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.1.3247), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: 9780 Bold won't turn on after battery drained

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Please try this sequence...note that, throughout the entire 4h15m process, your BB must remain connected to a known-good wall charger (not PC USB):

  1. With the battery inside, connect your BB to the wall charger
  2. Leave it alone for 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does
  3. Remove the battery
  4. Wait 15 minutes
  5. Insert the battery
  6. Wait another 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does

This has been known to "kick start" some BBs.




It is also possible that your battery or BB has experienced a problem...to test, this sequence is needed:

  1. Obtain a known good and already fully charged additional battery...use it in your BB and see what happens
  2. Obtain access to a known good and identical BB...use your battery in it and see what happens (you may need to allow it to charge if it has gone completely flat)

The results of this will indicate if it's your BB or your battery that has the problem.

Good luck and let us know!


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Msheridan
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Telus

Re: 9780 Bold won't turn on after battery drained

I tried the first sequence (4.5 hours) with no luck so then I took the battery out and put it into a new BB bold and charged it fully. I then took the battery out and placed it back in the original BB and it turned on so thank you!!!!!! :Clap:

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sdgardne
Posts: 47,325
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.1.3247), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: 9780 Bold won't turn on after battery drained

You are most welcome...enjoy!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
Join our BBM Channels
BSCF General Channel
PIN: C0001B7B4   Display/Scan Bar Code
Knowledge Base Updates
PIN: C0005A9AA   Display/Scan Bar Code
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